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Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson is one of the more unique hitters in baseball

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A look at Dickerson's hit distribution reveals what may be a talent that makes him much less prone to defensive shifts.

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Corey Dickerson Has Broken the Rules - Fangraphs
At Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the correlation between power hitters and the ability to hit opposite field ground balls as it relates to beating defensive shifts. What he found is that Corey Dickerson has some unique and interesting numbers when looking at those two categories that could add up to a big advantage for him at the plate.

Ranking the toughest early NL schedules - (Insider)
Buster Olney takes a look at early season schedules in the National League, concluding that the Rockies have the second-toughest start to the season in the league with just 16 of their first 37 games at home and 21 of the first 37 against teams that were better than .500 in 2014. Fun.

Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki homers, makes nice defensive play in 2nd game - The Denver Post
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki looked in midseason form against Seattle yesterday, with an opposite-field home run and a stellar play in the field. Patrick Saunders has a recap of Tulowitzki's day and the rest of the Rockies action from Spring Training.

Bergman continues to make impression on Rockies -
Also impressive in yesterday's game was right-hander Christian Bergman, who allowed a run on four hits in 2 2/3 innings, throwing 48 pitches, 31 for strikes. Joey Nowak reports that the Rockies have been impressed by Bergman this spring and he is firmly in the starting rotation mix.

Spring Training Traditions - Rockies Zingers
Finally, Sarah Ford from Rockies Zingers checks in with a list of her favorite spring training traditions, including an appearance from everyone's favorite minor league catcher, Crash Davis.